River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 13, 2019 Melanie W Tulsa, Oklahoma

We only stayed here one night while traveling to Nashville, but I wish we could have stayed longer. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Hotel staff was friendly and professional and very accommodating. Food at both Paulette's and Tug's was delicious with prompt and attentive service. The view of the river from our hotel room was… Read more
We only stayed here one night while traveling to Nashville, but I wish we could have stayed longer. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Hotel staff was friendly and professional and very accommodating. Food at both Paulette's and Tug's was delicious with prompt and attentive service. The view of the river from our hotel room was beautiful. We enjoyed the music in the lobby very much. A beautiful hotel with a gracious and refined Southern feel. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Tspencer103 Chicago, Illinois

I understand the four gentlemen who own The River Inn travelled the world to get ideas. It worked. The Inn has an earthy warmth, fine decor from the lobby to the rooms and even in between: when you exit the elevator you are face with a library reading area with two cozy chairs on each floor. Lots of thoughtful touches throughout.
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Nov 7, 2019 ninettejohnson Woodford, United Kingdom

Stayed for 2 nights on our way back to Atlanta. We could have stayed for extra nights to enjoy the services the hotel provides as well as the scenery in Mud islands where this beautiful hotel ! Our room is overlooking the Mississippi River. The room is elegantly decorated and cosy with 4 poster bed. The concierge staff are so polite and… Read more
Stayed for 2 nights on our way back to Atlanta. We could have stayed for extra nights to enjoy the services the hotel provides as well as the scenery in Mud islands where this beautiful hotel ! Our room is overlooking the Mississippi River. The room is elegantly decorated and cosy with 4 poster bed. The concierge staff are so polite and helpful. I left the electric toothbrush charger in New Orleans hotel. I asked the male staff at the reception if they happen to have one that could have been left by previous guests. To my surprise he asked me to give him 5 minutes as he will cross to the opposite site to enquire from housekeeping service. However I couldn’t remember his name. I’m very grateful for the rescue! There is a good range of delicious and fresh breakfast to choose from. Staff are accommodating as I like hot milk with my coffee. The nightcap was a surprise gesture that my husband totally enjoyed. I highly recommend this hotel if you want excellent service, peaceful rest as well as accessibility to places of interests in Memphis.. Read less
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Nov 5, 2019 techigurl Sugar Land, Texas

This lovely boutique hotel has a great river view, 2 restaurants with fabulous food, and great service. You have to stay here the next time you are in Memphis. It is a little out of the way, so we cabbed it everywhere.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Customer Service and so much more

Oct 26, 2019 mickandsuemc Sedlescombe, United Kingdom

Our stay at the River Inn went beyond expectation from start to finish. We received a very warm and helpful welcome and nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay. The ambience and decor of this boutique hotel gave a homely feel in the nicest of ways. Lots of little touches that raise it above its competitors. We only ate breakfast and… Read more
Our stay at the River Inn went beyond expectation from start to finish. We received a very warm and helpful welcome and nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay. The ambience and decor of this boutique hotel gave a homely feel in the nicest of ways. Lots of little touches that raise it above its competitors. We only ate breakfast and light lunch there but the quality and choice was very good. I left an item in our room and they made the process of forwarding it on to me completely stress free;thank you all for that. If pushed the only mention we would have would be for tea/coffee facilities in the rooms. We would thoroughly recommend and wished we could have stayed longer. Read less